|A view from the back muslin foundation|
I think that's what put me off the last month on the ladies. Now don't get me wrong. They have been very patient waiting there on my design wall all month while I been off stitching, but the deadline for Sacred Threads is a month away and it would be nice if the Ladies made it! Still I had no idea of how I wanted this piece to go together.
Before when I did pieces like this I would construct the whole top applique and all - then do the thread work and quilting. The piece is bigger than and sometimes a bit harder to get the thread work just the way I wanted. But after watching Kit Lang progress through a piece or two, I came up with the idea that maybe I could do the stitching individually on the parts and then put the pieces all together at the end. Besides doesn't each lady deserve a little bit of individual attention? So that's what I spent the day doing today and boy was it easier! One lady down - two to go!
The next problem is putting the ladies back on and pinning the sheer shadows in place where I want them. This has always been a pain since when I pin to the background - it goes through and pins to my design wall too. Sighhhh ( note to self: get a nice core board design wall to use on projects like this.)
Anyways - I should be able to finish up the ladies this week and get them all securely pin down for the last bit of thread work. I'm thinkin' I'm going to layer it with batting at that point to act as a nice stabilizer.
Ohhh and yes - I have been stitching all week on the Signs, Signs and am on my third block!
So what have you been up to creatively?